Open Call for exhibition

14th December 2018 -17th of January 2019

Opening night Thursday 13th December 2018, 6-8pm

Deadline for submission is 25th November 2018

Ritual and Rites aims to explore new perspectives on how supernatural powers, part of the mythologies and folklore, of multiple cultures and cosmogonies, can be used today as a tool to examine “human nature”  cross-cultural contexts as well as investigating the societal, evolutionary and psychological significance of ritual and rites process and form with regard to understanding what constitutes ‘human nature’ today.

Artcore invites artists to examine the key categories of magico-religious belief and practice used by anthropologists (including myth, ritual, witchcraft and shamanism), as well as surveying theories regarding the continued importance of ritual and rites in a contemporary, globalised world with regard to topics such identity, shamanism, new magic and folklore.

The exhibition is seeking to encourage originality and to challenge the norms with regard to the way we approach this topic as well as engaging critically with the way that we think about contemporary rituals and cultural difference, and to reflect on the kinds of cultural biases that we all employ when thinking about social, cultural or ethnic groups different to our own.

We are looking for artists to exhibit innovative and critically informed works to be part of Ritual and Rites exhibition, which will be held in Artcore gallery.

Original works varying from painting, sculpture, collage, prints, mixed media, textile, performance and photography are welcome.

Deadline for submissions: Midnight Saturday 25th November 2018.

Application Form  can be downloaded here

Terms and Conditions can be downloaded here

Each artist can submit one artwork for £10, two for £15 and for three £20.

Submission fees can be paid by PayPal. You can send money to Paypal ID: accountancy@artcoreuk.com

by Cheque: payble to ‘Artcore’

by Bank Transfer :

Account name: Artcore
Sort code: 40-19-15
Account number: 44072936

Dates:

Deadline for submissions: Midnight Sunday 25th November 2018.

Delivery artworks dates: 28/11/2018 – 6/12/2018

Exhibition Dates: 14/12/2018 – 17/01/2019

Exhibition launch: 13/12/2018

In Real Life (I.R.L) residency (Closed)

Deadline to apply: Midnight 24/07/2018

Artcore invites artists to apply to In Real Life (IRL) a two month residency that asks the question of how the digitisation of the world is affecting knowledge, communication and relationships today. In an increasingly online sphere artists will consider how social media has radically changed our experience of the real. The residency will ask what does ‘real’ mean today?

This residency will critically explore how our curation of our online selves shape and redefine us transforming the way we interact with people and our environment, investigating two central questions:

  1. What extent digital art space democratises, educates and socialises the way in which our identity is consumed?
  2. How digitisation democratises and effect  artist identity by making art pieces accessible without time, money or location barriers?

The selected artists will be expected to research, document, and create visual experiments to interrogate the notion of over exposure and censorship. This residency will critically play with ideas of reality and how social media and digitisation affects our reflection on the world and influences our perceived models of connections.

Specifically, Artcore is looking for :

  • Artists with a commitment to developing their practice, and who seek dialogue and engagement with the local communities and the wider international contemporary arts and cultural sector.
  • Artists with an interest in how sharing space and collaborative working can inform the development of their work and how this residency will benefit their practice.
  • Artists interested in donating  a selection of the artworks produced  during the residency to be part of Artcore collection.

Residency Timetable:

  • Deadline – Please send your submissions by midnight 24/07/2018
  • Selected artists will be interviewed  on 02-06/08/2018
  • Residency start date: 13/08/2018 to 13/10/2018
  • Exhibition dates: 18/10/2018 to 01/11/2018

How to apply

To apply, download Application pack here.

Re-imagine the city Residency (Closed)

Deadline to apply: Midnight 24th April 2018

Artcore invites emerging artists to apply to Re-imagine the City, a two months residency focusing on learning from the city and use of public space.The project aims to explore the issues that shape the city. The artists are called to work with local communities to map, re-imagine and influence the places where we live and work. Moreover the residency aims to examine the way in which we transform our surroundings to reflect the displacement of our dreams. Through the artwork produced by artists selected we will investigate the meaning of contemporary ‘utopia’, as an element which can provoke the social imagination by resonating with the themes of hope and desire.
This residency will critically play with ideas and practices of city planning, regeneration, gentrification and ‘place-making’ and will investigate two central themes:

Imagination – how artists in collaboration with local communities can re-imagine the city?
Action – how artists can generate projects that interrupt, activate and re-imagine the neighbourhood, using play, art and design processes in public space?

We welcome applicants working in any discipline and with a cross disciplinary approach to their practice, to occupy Artcore studios.

Specifically, Artcore is looking for :

  • Artists with a commitment to developing their practice, and who seek dialogue and engagement with the local communities and the wider international contemporary arts and cultural sector.
  • Artists with an interest in how sharing space and collaborative working can inform the development of their work and how this residency will benefit their practice.
  • Artists interested in donating a selection of the artworks produced during the residency to be part of Artcore collection.

Residency timetable

  • Deadline – Please send your submissions by midnight 24/04/2018
  • Selected artists will be interviewed on 08-09/05/2018
  • Residency start date: 15/05/2018 to 10/07/2018
  • Exhibition dates: 19/07/2018 to 19/08/2018

How to apply

To apply, download Application pack here.

Artcore Craft Shop

Artist and Makers Callout

Venue: Artcore Craft Shop, Artcore, 3 Charnwood Street, Derby DE1 2GT

Deadline extended for applying: 23 April 2018

Who: Artists/Makers

We are offering makers and artists the opportunity to sell work in our brand new Artcore Craft shop.

Whether you are an artist, maker, or just an enthusiast Artcore Craft Shop would love to hear from you.

With a professional programme of activities and events, regular weekly workshops and a programme of thought provoking exhibitions, Artcore is a vibrant arts venue in the heart of Derby.

Our Craft Shop is a new initiative to share a range of handmade contemporary crafts by designer-makers from across the UK. We are looking for new and innovative work in different mediums.

We seek work on a sale or return basis, charging 30% commission (inclusive of VAT).

If you would like your work to be considered, please send a short statement (about 200 words) and 5 images (with price, quantity and dimensions) to donna@artcoreuk.com

We look forward to hearing from you!

Open Call for exhibition (Closed)

10th -16th of April 2018

Opening night Friday 9th March 2018, 6-8pm

Deadline for submission is 26th February 2018

At Artcore Gallery, artists are invited to explore what is the role of female artists as citizens and what is their impact in our current society.

The current economic and financial crisis is important in constructing gender citizenship. In neo-liberal times active citizens are conceptualized as independent, rational, and able individuals. This project will seek to challenge the neo-liberal myth of citizenship, and working alongside artists, to re-imagine citizenship, identity and women’s labour with a view to informing new visions for the future.

The show aims to exhibit the impact art has on gender equality while showcasing how far women have come in the art world, and how it has been life-saving and changing.

We are looking for artists to exhibit innovative and critically informed work.

The show will be held in Artcore’s gallery.

Original works varying from painting, sculpture, collage, prints, mixed media, textile, and photography are welcome.

Prize:

One exhibitor will be awarded a solo show in Artcore’s gallery. This will be an opportunity for the selected artist to showcase new work in a contemporary art gallery. A selection panel will choose the winner of the prize.

Deadline for submissions: Midnight 26th February 2018.

Application Form  can be downloaded here

Terms and Conditions can be downloaded here

Each artist can submit one artwork for £10, two for £15 and for three £20.

Submission fees can be paid by PayPal. You can send money to Paypal ID: accountancy@artcoreuk.com

by Cheque: payble to ‘Artcore’

by Bank Transfer :

Account name: Artcore
Sort code: 40-19-15
Account number: 44072936

Work delivery deadline: 1st March 2018 at : Artcore – 3, Charnwood Street, Derby DE1 2GT

ART ATTACHMENTS BRIDGE THE GAP: ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE PROGRAMME III  –  (Now Closed)

After two very successful programmes, Artcore invites emerging and established artists to apply for our third Bridge the Gap: Artist in Residence Programme.

Artcore is providing two regional artists the opportunity of a two-month artist in residence programme at the Artcore Gallery in Derby. One of the residencies is for a recent arts graduate from Derby University. The artists will work in a shared space, enabling discussion, interaction and collaboration. Each artist will be given a bursary to develop a body of work and a mentor to guide them. Local and national marketing support will be provided by Artcore and e-catalogues will be produced to support the artist.

The residency will culminate in a Bridge the Gap: Artists in Residence Exhibition and launch event, with work exhibited at Artcore Gallery and London Road Community Hospital. Some of the work created will therefore need to be suitable for a 2D display enviornment. It will also need to be appropriate for a hospital setting – uplifting, yet challenging.

This opportunity will include:

  • Artists’ bursary of £800 for exhibition ready work
  • Exhibition of work at gallery/non gallery venues
  • Artist blog
  • Artist talks
  • Mentorship by an established artist
  • E Catalogue
  • Opportunity to exhibit the work along with other contemporary artists
  • Opportunity to deliver workshops/projects
  • Publicity and marketing support and encouragement to sell their work

Application process:

Artist’s submissions should inlcude the following documents:

  • A full written proposal, outlining their response to the overall aim of the project, information on how work will be produced during the residency and how it will incorperate your ideas (max. 1 side of A4)
  • An artist statement
  • A sample of your work and/or up to five images of recent artworks, indicating the medium and size
  • An up to date CV explaining your experience
  • Proof of public liability insurance.
  • A DBS check (preferred)

There will be an opportunity to visit artcore to view the exhibition space on Monday 20th, March 2017 between 10am to 4pm. Please contact Artcore to confirm.

 

Selection Criteria:
Each application will be scored against the following criteria:

  • Concept and potential project ideas and the brief
  • Relevant experience of artist
  • The possibility of finishing a body of work in two months

Timeline

  • Deadline – Please send your submissions by email: sharlaine@artcoreuk.com, to reach by Monday 27/03/2017 by 5:00 pm
  • Interviews will take place week commencing 03/04/2017
  • Residency start dates: 17/04/2017 to 16/06/2017
  • Exhibition launch date: Friday 30th June, 2017
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